Galletti and Schinaia grew up as childhood friends in the same Italian village, devoting themselves to becoming pro skateboarders and launching a successful garage band. Their foray into filmmaking began with shooting music videos and short films and quickly snowballed SÄMEN’s recent commercial success. In the last two years, they have completed campaigns for several major advertising agencies, including DLV BBDO, Arnold Worldwide, Ogilvy & Mather, and Grey United.
SÄMEN has cultivated a polished, cinematic art-house aesthetic sought after by a number of international brands, a rare achievement for young directors. Their meticulous cinematography and high command over light and color can be seen in spots for Apple, Sony, BMW, Audi, Ikea, Universal, Vodaphone, and many more.